Replacing Wind / Turbo Vent
Turbine vents are a variety of passive roof ventilation. However, these vents come with several drawbacks.
- Wind or Turbo ventilator works purely on wind speed, when wind speed is low ventilaton is also low.
- Roof ventilation is mainly required during summer when ambient temperature is very high but summer is also the period of the year when wind speed is very low thus making the wind ventilator useless as they don’t spin enough to ventilate massive heat build up during hot summer season.
- They can be unsightly on top of your roof. They can rust and get stuck over time, rendering them useless. Solar Powered Attic Fans are great replacements for turbine vents. Since your turbine vent already utilizes an existing hole in the roof, removal and replacement with the active ventilation of a solar fan is simple and easy. Simply remove the existing vent. Measure the hole in the roof and expand it as needed. Solar Powered Attic Fans typically require a hole 20” in diameter. Consult our Consultant / Dealer for exact specifications. Once the hole is the proper width, you can skip ahead to mounting your new fan under the shingles and securing it to the roof. Replacing a turbine “whirlybird” vent with a Solar Powered Attic Fan is a simple and effective way to add active ventilation to your attic, and since it runs on clean, solar energy, you will not be adding the additional expense of an electric attic vent.